Female employee charged with stealing almost $40,000 from Port Stephens business

A woman has been charged with several stealing offences after allegedly defrauding a Port Stephens business of close to $40,000 over a two-year period.

Last month, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commenced an investigation after the owner of a restaurant on Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point noticed discrepancies in the business’ takings.

Following extensive inquiries, about 8.15am yesterday (Tuesday 5 November 2019), police attended a Nelson Bay home and arrested a 42-year-old woman.

Police will allege the woman, an employee at the restaurant, stole in excess of $37,149.40.

She has been charged with 16 counts of steal property as clerk/servant.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 9 December 2019.

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